China names ‘highly capable, effective technocrat’ as WTO ambassador as Beijing awaits Biden’s moves on trade



Amanda Lee | SCMP

  • Former assistant commerce minister Li Chenggang has been appointed as China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • The Biden administration said last week that it is committed to engaging with all members of the WTO on reforming the global trade body

China has appointed a former assistant commerce minister, described as a “highly capable and effective technocrat”, as the country’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) as Beijing prepares for a different approach from the United States to the global trade body.

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